To enable all category, single and archive pages to render the url with a prefix of "news". E.g.


I set the permalink structure as /news/%category%/%postname%/ and this works fine.

An issue cropped up during a recent build that has prompted this question. Namely that the site required a custom author section and with the permalink structure set as above author pages were also prefixed with "news", E.g.


Is there any way to remove the "news" from author pages / archives only and remain on category / single etc?

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    see this answer. – Milo Sep 27 '13 at 15:50
  • Please see the reply to that answer, this author rewrite ( which I have tried ) doesnt work with a custom front such as "news" added as it still remains – John Sep 27 '13 at 15:53
  • I just tested with latest WordPress and 2013 theme and it successfully removes the base from author pages. – Milo Sep 27 '13 at 16:14
  • I stand corrected, now working just fine, thanks for the pointer – John Oct 4 '13 at 3:27

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